Reach for the stars…..!!!

The Taunton Deane Business Awards (TDBA) is a fantastic opportunity for business owners in Taunton Deane to showcase the talent, diversity and entrepreneurial skills that exist in the area.

Since its beginnings as a start-up in Newton Abbott in 1919 – and no, before anyone asks I was not one of the original Partners in the business….!!! – PKF Francis Clark has grown to become the largest firm of independent chartered accountants and business advisers in the South West.  It is our commitment to the communities in which we work that has delivered our success as a multi-award winning firm, and also help deliver success for many of our clients.

Like most successful businesses, our aim for our clients is to give them a personal, relationship-based approach, ensuring a high level of individual client care. This combination offers real added value service to clients, regardless of the size or stage of development of their business.

Recognising the potential that exists within Taunton Deane and the surrounding area, we have recently expanded our premises in Taunton and continued to strengthen our local team even further, demonstrating our commitment to the growth and prosperity of Taunton and the surrounding area.

Although we act for some very large local businesses which have an international profile, small and medium-sized businesses form the backbone of our business, and indeed of the UK economy in general.  We feel very strongly that an initiative to celebrate and support those businesses is something that as a Firm, and as a community, we all should support.

We have been involved in the Taunton Deane Business Awards since its inception.  During that time we have seen many really fantastic businesses with inspiring, enthusiastic and passionate people, both at their helm and working within them.  We have also seen these businesses benefit from taking the time to really sit back, reflect and think about their business from an objective viewpoint, and see where they have come from and where their ambitious plans are taking them. Feedback tells us that the businesses that have entered – whether or not they won an award – have found the process a positive and worthwhile experience.

As the deadline for getting your applications in draws close, I wholeheartedly recommend that you take that time to fill in the entry form.  It is not an onerous  process, will benefit your business simply by forcing you to take a small amount of “time out” and think about what you have achieved and where you are going, and you never know where it might lead……..Martin Lock


By Martin Lock, Partner, PKF Francis Clark Taunton 
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